britain in africa

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The British had three major areas of interest in Africa that led to theircolonization of it ; strategic ports and routes to their Asian colonies, trade interests, and political objectives such as beating the French in the Scramble , and Christianizing the natives . The British had already made significant imperial actions in Africa by 1870, including capturing the Cape of South Africa in 1875, and controlling various ports along the west African coast. It was only after the French …

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…Britain was already involved in Africa prior to 1870, and the fact that Africa looked as though it might be profitable, led to British to become involved. Factor in that Africa was an excellent opportunity to prevent France from getting too much glory, and you have all the reasons Africa was colonized by Britain. Africa was overall not a profitable endeavor for the British and it certainly gave them a great deal of worry as well.